Weekly Astrology Forecast for Creatives | October 25th - November 1st, 2020 - a major transformation to restore balance, October goes out with a bang


SUNDAY - Sun conjunct Mercury, Waxing Trine - Pisces|Scorpio

MONDAY - Pallas sextiles Neptune, Mercury sextiles Vesta 

TUESDAY - Venus into Libra, Mercury retrograde back into Libra

SATURDAY - Full Moon Taurus conjunct Uranus

SUNDAY - Mercury squares Saturn, Venus opposes Chiron

So, this is a BIG Mercury/Venus week (re-negotiating the ins and outs of our close relationships/partnerships/money and values with multiple aspects taking us back to the end of September) with a jolt of surprising/disruptive Uranus tossed in ... on a Halloween Full Moon which is an unusual second Full Moon in October! Ack!

Remember what October is all about, and we talked about this theme in the Trump/Covid posts and it applies to all of us - this is about a major transformation to restore balance. Keep this in mind as we move through this final week!

SUNDAY - the Sun (at 2 degrees Scorpio) meets Mercury. We are now at the mid-point of this Mercury retrograde season, HERE/what is illuminated now - is what this Mercury retrograde season has been/is about for us. Something important can come to light. Clarity. It may or may not be pleasant - this is Scorpio - but it will be just what we need to know. Pay attention. And, yes, this could have happened yesterday or the day before as the conjunction tightened up. With Mercury retrograde this could bring someone from the past or an old situation to our attention. News comes in. Important and intimate, maybe financially focused conversations.

At the same time the Moon has moved into Pisces and into her monthly waxing trine with the Sun. This month Pisces/Scorpio. So here is support/compassion for the Scorpio message that is delivered. Something may have to be released to get something else. We might have to give up something we have used as an escape. The trine is our most positive aspect in astrology. The brakes come off. And in Pisces - our dreams/our connections/God/life/our higher self/our past lives/our ancestors are helping us.


MONDAY - Pallas at 18 degrees Capricorn sextiles a retrograde Neptune in Pisces. Our practical, measurable plans/work/strategies to establish security/build something real can lead to the manifestation of a dream. With Neptune retrograde this can be an old dream. This is Cappy/Pisces, so we might have to make a sacrifice/give up something to get something else.


At the same time Mercury at 1 degree Scorpio sextiles Vesta in Virgo. We are talking about important things/the things that matter and keep us up at night. Intimate conversations. Financial conversations. Communications/information is opportunistic. Again we are dealing with retrograde energy - this time through Mercury - so maybe we've had this conversation before/heard this information before or are dealing with people/situations from our past.

TUESDAY - After being cramped up in tidy and practical Virgo, Venus finally makes it home to Libra. Venus in Libra is about love and partnership, collaboration and compromise. Venus in Libra is about balance.

This transit (until November 21st) makes Libra Suns and Risings, who are already naturally attractive, even more so - both physically attractive and more able to attract what they want/need. Everyone's Libra house gets more attractive, too (what house was Libra in when you were born? what is the theme of that house? Where is Venus in your natal chart? This area of life gets more attractive, too, as transiting Venus grows stronger in her home sign).

We will be attracted to what we find 'beautiful'. We will be attracted to what we find 'just'. We will be attracted to what we find 'peaceful'. And these are the qualities people will find attractive in us and our work in the world. These are the qualities we'll want to bring to the table (and yes, flowers that would be a good thing to bring to the table now, too) to attract whatever we are wanting to attract now.

The potential for peace increases as we (the collective) move from critic (Virgo) to diplomat (Libra). The potential for people pleasing increases, too, so balance is the key now. Making life too much about the other person is Libra's shadow side. It's easier, or I should say, lazier, to just give in to something to have "harmony" than to work out the win-wins or half-assed win-wins that are sometimes required. We need to honor ourselves as well as the other person. It's simple, but not easy. If we think balance is easy we should stand on one leg for a while! 

In Libra, there is power in groups and alliances - but the emphasis (for now) is on the shared human experience of connection rather than on what might emerge later. It's not the time for thinking about how it will all play out, what we are getting or giving. It's just the time for the experience. We come into real harmony when we can see each other clearly. We don't have to always agree with each other. Agreeing isn't step two or even step one hundred and two. 


At the same time, Mercury has been retrograding through Scorpio, and now backs into Libra. 


This is where we were on September 26th/27th, so maybe something from that time is reactivated. Keep in mind she/he is at the very end of Libra, while Venus is at the very beginning. Now we have Mercury answering to a strong Venus instead of a retrograde Mars. 


An old relationship/partnership - romantic or otherwise - can come back around. An offer can be back on the table. We are re-evaluating who wears the pants/signs the checks - is this relationship/partnership/agreement/commitment still fair - is it still working for both parties?


Now, usually Mercury enters Libra while traveling direct. He enters via Virgo - our conversations, ideas and communications have been picked through quite thoroughly by now. We all know where we stand, and where everyone else does. We are tired of talking/bickering about this stuff and are probably craving more pleasant and civil interactions.


This time is different. 


He enters via Scorpio (intimacy/depth/maybe not such pleasant conversations) while moving backward.  

So, we've been through the hard conversations. We've looked under the hood. We've checked the numbers and seen what adds up and what doesn't. We've merged and we've purged. Maybe something has died. Maybe something has died and been reborn. 


Life always, always knows what it's doing, so we are back in Libra now for a reason (because this will be a quick back and forth!). Our words/ideas/conversations need to take 'other people/another person' into consideration now. It's not enough to be 'true' - it needs to be 'kind', too. 

We are still covering old ground - we've been here before, but we need to be more polite now. And we won't have to stuff our feelings to do this because Mercury will be answering to Venus, not Mars! We need to listen. If we want our communications to hit their target we need to make the other person feel heard. We cooperate/collaborate. We find common ground.

SATURDAY - Are we ready for the SECOND Full Moon of the month (called a Blue Moon) - this time in Taurus and exactly conjunct anything-can-happen Uranus (and exactly conjunct asteroid Triumf which feels like a good stand-in/significator for Trump, so we'll take a look at that and even how because it is an acronym it is usually listed in all capitals, but I am choosing not to see it and share it that way!) and Uranus is retrograde, so anything can not really happen - whatever this is we've had a preview. We can't say we weren't warned. This Moon is also exactly conjunct the U.S. natal (Sibley chart) Uranus.


This is also the activation date for the November 30th Lunar Eclipse in Gemini that kicks off our holiday eclipse season. Eclipse events often happen exactly one month before the eclipse (or one month after), so we'll talk about that, too. Breakdowns. Breakthroughs. This is a powerful Halloween Moon - one final BLOW OUT to enable this month's theme of a MAJOR TRANSFORMATION TO RESTORE BALANCE. 


Whatever comes in/whatever goes out, will - in the end - be liberating. And keep in mind, this isn't always (or ever, but that's another story) about something happening to us. This can be us making an unexpected/maybe sudden change, maybe that finalizes something - BUT a change that makes us more healthy (and we'll talk about this in the Full Moon post) - and this could be physically healthy or financially healthy or mentally or emotionally healthy.


Expect a BIG post. Change can't be stopped folks.

SUNDAY - Here is where a retrograde Mercury, at the end of Libra now, backs into her/his square with Saturn - (this is a repeating aspect and we had this aspect the first time on September 23rd, so again we are back to the end of September with our words/ideas/information/conversations) AND we are going to have this square - tension/frustration - again a third time with Mercury direct on November 6th. Repeating conversations/revising commitments. Reality checks. Our thinking could get a little depressing. We can't have everything we want. Balance/relationships require maturity/responsibility. This is the middle of the three-peat, the space where Mercury is retrograde, so we are re-vising, re-viewing, re-peating, re-investigating now.

On the same day Venus (in Libra) opposes Chiron (in Aries). Us vs me. Together vs alone. This could be all the same thing as the challenging Mercury/Saturn, so maybe the reality check hurts. Maybe we don't get who/what we want. An old/deep wounding around our ability to take care of ourselves/stand up for ourselves/be ourselves is triggered, probably through someone else's words/actions. 


This can also show up as regret if we didn't make a change at the Full Moon and now it is too late or if we made a change that is destabilizing and now we are feeling the fear of that. This 'feeling the fear' thing doesn't necessarily mean we made a bad move.

OK, instead of the dailies I think I am going to do the Full Moon by sign and the U.S. election posts. Keep in mind everything we talked about before the Full Moon will be waning/unwinding at the time of the Full Moon, everything we talked about after will be applying/building.

So, October is going to go out with a bang. November is another huge month - Mercury will station direct, Mars will station direct, Venus will start squaring the Cappy energies, Jupiter will meet Pluto for the third time, Eclipse season kicks off. December will be even BIGGER.


(that's OK, we'll sleep when we're dead and the one thing the pandemic has probably taught us is that we are glad we aren't). 


Remember to take care of your physical body, Vesta is in Virgo - stay hydrated, get some exercise, get extra rest, clean up your messes, wash your hands.


xo all


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Today's Astrology Forecast | Saturday, October 24, 2020 - getting back on track, sticking like crazy glue without the crazy part, sprucing something up, making a commitment



The Moon in Aquarius squared Aquarian co-ruler Uranus (retrograde) while we slept (EDT) and goes for a LONG void starting tonight at 5:53PM EDT off an opportunistic sextile to a retrograde Mars making today a good day to roll with any twists and turns that come up/do something new and take action - maybe with Mars retrograde to get something re-invigorated/moving again.


She will be void all day tomorrow, until 5:18PM EDT when she moves into Pisces - making tomorrow not the day to start something new. It's a Sunday. Get some extra rest. Time gets stretchy. Actions won't be very sticky, so stick to routine tasks. 

(The unstickiness of void Moon activity should not be discounted - Obama's second term started on a void Moon and Trump's first order of business was the unraveling of it. I once decided to paint my porch floor. Knowing this was not such a routine task - such as sweeping the floor, etc - and knowing the Void Moon wasn't particularly auspicious (having gone void off a square) and my natal Cancer Moon's finickiness during voids, I did give some thought to waiting the void out, but I thought to myself  it's just a porch floor and it was a very short void, so I plowed on. First order of business - move everything off the porch. And I had already kind of done this, but there was some heavy wood that still needed to be moved. Thinking myself #clever, #notclever, I moved the heavy pieces under the porch for safe/temporary keeping. I was about to start painting when I realized this under the porch storage was not such a good idea - dripping paint - so I had to move all the heavy wood a second time - this "doing it all over again" lasted almost exactly to the minute the length of the Moon's void. Also I was not happy with the color and repainted the whole freakin' thing a few weeks later. Now I have a natal Moon in Cancer, so my Moon answers to whoever the Moon is answering to - so may be more susceptible to lunar issues than most, but you will find this kind of stuff is common if you started tracking it - which I am not suggesting we do - let's not make ourselves any crazier than 2020 already has - just something to keep in mind for big starts or projects that involve moving hundreds of pounds of wood)

Today's the day Venus moves into her exact smooth trine with Saturn at 25 degrees. 


Virgo/Capricorn. Earth. Commitments. There are real solutions here to relationship/financial problems. They will be more practical than sexy, but there is SOMETHING here. We attract what we want by being disciplined/responsible/doing the work. Committing ourselves to small steps that make up the hard slog up the hill. We already know what these steps are. 

This is the opposite of the Void Moon's unstickiness - THIS WILL BE STICKY. Think fly paper vs washi paper. And if you have never touched fly paper -and I'm not sure why I have - think of that cricut stuff that can't be unstuck if it touches itself. Something like that. Putting a 'ring on it' now means we will pay hell (and this is Saturn, so I am not really joking here) getting it off. Keep this in mind. 


We talked about this in the weekly:

"Venus rules love, money, our values, women, beauty, our self-esteem (Libra and Taurus) and in Virgo, ruler of our 6th house house is currently concerned with our day-to-day activities, our routine, work, co-workers, pets and our health. Saturn rules structure and things that are real and have weight, time, goals, hard work, discipline, fathers, older men and responsibility (Capricorn).

Trines create smooth energy - the brakes are off - the vitality will flow and work together naturally. This trine will apply to our natal Virgo and Capricorn houses and their themes.

Now these houses are always in trine, but today, inhabited by attractive Venus and hard-working Saturn, the vibes are particularly useful.

If Venus and Saturn were people they would be a young, loving, attractive woman and a serious, responsible older man. You can see how these two people could bring out the best in each other (not in a sugar-daddy kind of way - Saturn ain't nobody's free ride).

We carry both these archetypes within us - what can we do now to cement their merger?

We could make a commitment (Saturn) within a relationship (Venus) now. We could make a commitment with our money - maybe to the more responsible handling of it. We could make a commitment to valuing ourselves. We could commit to the hard work of being more beautiful (ie Venusian) or birthing something beautiful. We could beautify (Venus) our career (Saturn). This would be a great time for cosmetic changes within a business. Spruce ups now will pay off over time.

Venus/Saturn is not going to be about developing some trendy thingamajig because with Saturn the payoff comes over time and our trendy thingamajig will be gathering cobwebs in the corner. For creators this isn't so much about new styles as new methods. Both form (Venus) AND function (Saturn) will matter here. People will be drawn to more traditional, quality items that will last. Rewards for past work can also come in now. 


Our existing relationships can grow stronger since we can more easily get on the same page. There is a mutual respect here. Relationships between people of different ages started now would likely be long-lasting.

Mentors (Saturn) and muses (Venus) can show up. Take what you want seriously. Maybe you will get it. This has been in play for a couple days, is exact today and spends the next couple days unwinding, but is still in play."


xo all 

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Today's Astrology Forecast | Friday, October 23, 2020 - commitment issues, rough edges, needing more space, what are we trying to control, giving something a little bit of air



After her void, the Moon moves into airy Aquarius at 8:17AM EDT. She reaches her first Quarter Square at 9:22AM EDT, then goes on to square a retrograde Mercury at 5:48PM EDT. 

With the Sun in deep and probing Scorpio and the Moon in airy Aquarius this First Quarter Square (lunar square following last week's New Moon) might indicate the need to detach/take a step back from something that has become too intense. Scorpio is about power/control and we can be trying to control/manipulate a situation without even realizing it. 


The Moon's move into Aquarius - if we feel tension/frustration/struggle - is our signal to give something a little space.

Tonight's square to a retrograde Mercury (in Scorpio) may be more of the same. It could bring a disagreement/argument over an old issue as deeply felt/simmering grievances get aired. Freedom vs commitment. Control vs the need to give some situation/something/someone a little freer rein. There are things that need to be worked through (probably not totally worked out because Mercury is still retrograde and this is a process) before Mercury backs into Libra next week. Squares bring tension/frustration, but are sometimes the only thing that gets stuff moving.

Last week's New Moon was all about our relationships


Does something need greater limits/more focus or less control/more freedom? 


This is probably the day our uncomfortableness lets us know what we need or what someone else does!

xo all

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Today's Astrology Forecast | Thursday, October 22, 2020 - feeling the pressure, getting things done, the show has ended but where do we go from here, moving past the shame


The Moon continues her journey through Capricorn. After a tense square with a retrograde Mars at 11:15AM EDT, she makes good aspects for the rest of the day including a sextile to a retrograde Neptune, conjunctions with Jupiter and Pluto, a trine to Venus (this one right around the time of the final U.S. Presidential debate) and finally goes void off a conjunction to Saturn at 12:35AM EDT.

There is alot going on. We are focused on goals/responsibilities. The Moon is in her detriment in Capricorn and Cappy is a harsh taskmaster. He gets it done, but the Moon in Capricorn can make us feel over-responsible/too serious/like there are not enough cans in the cupboards or zeros in our bank account and afraid to put one thing to an end to move into something else. The energy is good for production though - getting things done, dealing with authority, stepping into our own.

If we are already depressed/pressured today can amp things up. Know this is transitory. This whole thing is. 


It's like we are sitting in the theater and the movie has finished and the credits are rolling and we are still sitting there. And the guys come in to sweep out the theater because the show has finished and we raise our feet so they can sweep up our dropped popcorn kernels, but we are still sitting there. And we are not even sure why because was the movie really that great anyway? Do we really want to sit through the whole thing again?

(and doesn't watching the Presidential debates feel like we are watching the credits for a movie that has already finished?!)

The Sun enters Scorpio at 4PM EDT. 


Scorpio is about deep intimacy and Scorpio is about passion. What are we passionate about? What makes us excited? What makes us so angry we see red? What makes our heart thump so hard in our chest that we fear explosion? Anything? Have we made any space for anything like this? And now the Sun is answering to a retrograde Mars (and Pluto), so that will be interesting.


Scorpio is the natural ruler of our 8th house - other people's resources/the resources we have merged with other people - our investments, debts, loans, mortgages, inheritances, spouse's salary, taxes, the ways we merge/share with other people, sex, reproduction (which doesn't always include sex now), banks, death, birth, power, transformation, karma.

It is the natural house of our shadows and taboos - all the stuff civil Libra, and polite society, doesn't want to talk about. 

Scorpio wants to get to the bottom of things and isn't above just burning the whole thing down (its modern ruler is Pluto after all) to do so. This whole 'rising from the ashes' thing strengthens Scorpio like the spaces metal has been welded or skin has been scarred. We will want to know people's motives/see what makes things tick. Scorpio likes to keep her secrets, but she is going to meet the Sun in a couple days - bringing to light the challenges ahead - and she is on a collision course (an opposition) with Uranus in Taurus at next week's Full Moon, so this 'secret keeping' thing is not so much happening. Truths will come out.

This is also the day Vesta moves into Virgo - maybe her favorite sign. And she will be in Virgo until, drum roll please, July of 2021! That's a really long time, and it looks like we will need it, to get our collective sh*t together. Virgo is about our daily activities, the way we make use of our time, our work, our service to others, our health, the way we organize ourselves, our paperwork, the ways we handle details, keep things clean. Vesta is focused and so is Virgo. This can be intense. We'll talk about this as we move through it. 

Her first aspect - which sets this whole cycle off - is a trine to Black Moon Lilith in Taurus - moving past the shame of holding on to things/declaring what is ours/enjoying our physical senses without apology. With Black Moon Lilith in Taurus it can be hard to feel satisfied, hard to know when enough is enough. Vesta in Virgo can help with this - pare things down to the essentials, help us see what truly matters, what fires need to be kept burning or we freeze to death. And BML - plus the Sun's move into Scorpio - will crank things up for Vesta, bring the heat; the passion. With Vesta and BML meeting at 0 degrees we are working with these energies from the ground up. This is where we start.


(I think this Black Moon Lilith trine to Vesta in Virgo - Virgo ruling the service providing aspect of the police/first responders/health care people, etc - will help the Black Lives Matter movement connect better with this energy/pull the service aspect of this community into their own and Vesta in Virgo can help BLM clean things up, tighten up their focus over the next few months.)


xo all


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22-10-2020 11:22:40 th Sextile ⚹ ♆ Neptune ♓, R ♑ Capricorn 18°32' 22-10-2020 13:43:52 th Conjunction ☌ ♃ Jupiter ♑ ♑ Capricorn 19°50' 22-10-2020 18:40:03 th Conjunction ☌ ♇ Pluto ♑ ♑ Capricorn 22°34' 22-10-2020 21:09:17 th Trine ∆ ♀ Venus ♍ ♑ Capricorn 23°56' 23-10-2020 00:34:41 fr Conjunction ☌ ♄ Saturn ♑ ♑ Capricorn 25°48'

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the October Astrology of Trump, Covid and the United States | a major transformation to restore balance, part III - extremely dangerous time for Trump


I will link to the previous posts in this series at the end.

This will be short and sweet and wrap this series up (not another dangler, Cat - you are not making jewelry here!). We'll look at Trump/Biden and Election Day and Inauguration Day in another post. I suspect it is not going to go smoothly and that there are more twists and turns ahead. And we don't need astrology to see that!

OK, back to Trump, October and covid. 


So, exactly as Pluto stationed direct, Trump came home from the hospital 

(which we said in the last post about Trump and covid could help him pull a rabbit out of his hat and we'd kind of know where we stand with his health after Pluto's change of direction)

claiming to feel 10 years younger and certainly he appears/sounds to be back to his old self. He had a couple beneficial transits, but it's still quite an amazing turnaround/rather mind-boggling (if totally true) - although nothing about Trump should boggle our minds by this point -  this rise from the sweaty sheets of his death bed almost as fast as a bed's sheets can be changed.


Astrologically this might be a good lesson in the importance of rulerships and not to discount them, because the ruler of Trump's 6th house (of health) is Uranus, located in his 10th house (of his career/public life), so having the ruler of his 6th in his 10th - the ramifications of covid/disease can show up there, too.  


And they have, with recent polls showing him sinking.


But, if we keep in mind this whole "rising from his sweaty death bed sheets" thing - I would not count out his re-election no matter what the polls are showing. Especially with his buddy change-maker Uranus so active. Now that he has survived/bounced back from his immediate 6th house challenges (the illness - although there could be something lingering with this), maybe his 10th house career can bounce, too. 


I imagine his bed is made pretty well by the White House staff (tight sheets=extra bounce).


On the other hand Biden is far from out either (and he has some of the same virus transits Trump has) - we will look at the election and inauguration charts in another post.

For Trump's supporters, who love that he is shaking the country up, it might be good to know his re-election (if it happens) appears central to the 'United' States literally being shaken apart. We talked about the country splitting apart as a worse case scenario in the Gemini North Node posts and by the time we get to the U.S. Pluto return's exact first pass on February 20, 2022 (with the transiting North Node exactly on the U.S. chart's natal Wuhan/Pandora conjunction and malefic fixed star Algol and conjunct Trump's mid-heaven - another totally unbelievable chart) we will really be in the thick of whatever a potential second Trump term (or a Biden/Harris term) will bring us. 


Whoever wins will have his/her work cut out for them. Maybe the split has already happened in bigger ways than we can see right now. Time is showing itself as rather non-linear and stretchy these days.

For now, let's look a little sooner ahead to the Taurus Full Moon on October 31, 2020 that will close out the month conjunct "anything-can-happen" Uranus. Full Moon on Uranus sounds about as Full Moon "ready to howl" as Full Moon's come.

I have said since Trump was elected, he kind of is Uranus - born with Uranus conjunct his North Node and Sun and displaying a very chaos-producing/liberating Uranian nature. The Sun (ruler of his Leo rising chart) opposing Uranus at the time of this Taurus Full Moon will impact him in similar spaces again since Taurus rules his 10th house and Uranus rules his 6th house of health and is located in his 10th house of career/public life.


The Scorpio Sun (conjunct Trump's natal Chariklo - the asteroid named for Chiron's wife, whose orbit takes us from Saturn to Uranus/from Cappy's stability to Aquarius chaos just as Trump himself has) transiting Trump's 3rd house (4th by rulership, so his home, foundation) of news/information is opposing - things culminate, peak, come into the light. That conjunction to unpredictable and chaotic Uranus can indicate another twist. 


Trump was born on a Full Moon, so they are VERY powerful for him. I would think this one speaks of the closing out of his career, but his gazillion connections to the United States natal chart makes me wonder if we will ever be truly free of him/his impact.

This is the last lunation before the election, although keep in mind it is a closing lunation. 


During the last New Moon (final opening lunation before the election and in play on November 4th, although of course impacted by the Full Moon by that time), Trump had that Grand Cardinal Cross - which he still has some access to, but needs to initiate something new and he seems determinedly on the path of the "same old thing", maybe unaware the world that got him elected the first time has ended.

That last New Moon (again the last New Moon before the U.S. election) - in the chart we drew for Washington DC has 3 degrees Sagittarius exactly on the mid-heaven which is Biden's ascendant/rising degree. Biden's natal North Node (fate) is 0 degrees Virgo which is currently the home of fixed star Regulus


(the king maker star that promises riches and glory but downfall if vengeance is not avoided - had been at 29 degrees Leo for the last 72 years which is Trump's ascendant/rising degree and closely conjunct Biden's natal Chiron and was in play at the Great American Eclipse of August 2017 when Trump had fired Comey and vengeance wasn't). 

0 degrees Virgo, Biden's natal North Node, is also home of Trump's natal Hera (Juno to the Romans and we know his natal Juno is conjunct his natal Chiron). 0 degrees Virgo is the degree of 'the common woman'. 


It is also conjunct Kamala Harris's natal IC (base of her chart/herself), so do we move from the king to the common woman in both a literal and symbolic sense or can Trump/Uranus pull another rabbit out of his hat at the Full Moon - we'll talk about that in the election post!

And then we are getting out of politics again because whoever wins this thing - the energies/the new storylines are much bigger than politics and happening in our personal lives, too, we really don't need to turn on the news to see/feel it. 


The 'common woman' is actually US after all, all of us. Every man. Every woman. All the asteroids/dwarf planets, mostly feminine energies and truly, truly pregnant with new possibilities - these fragments of culture/our personal stories woven into the strands of our DNA to be activated as they are discovered and synchronistically named. 


Is it any wonder life is more complex than ever?! 


We either bust every telescope on the planet - would this work? probably not - or we learn to flow with the changes of universal consciousness/sometimes chaos. 


For the United States one important question is - how do we move into a more equal and humane culture with this myth/dark cloud of American exceptionalism hanging over our heads. Probably we can't, so along comes our Pluto return just in the nick of time. Kaboom. Trump, the virus/our responses and their ramifications disrupting our Capricorn second house perception of who we are, what is valuable/what matters, what goals are important, how we maintain and support ourselves and others. 


It's surely time to pivot, personally and collectively, but still tangled in the dead cords of the old world we are unsure what that would look like and what that even means, but if we don't do something different we are going to feel more and more empty.

We'll look at the election charts next week.

xo all


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Trump/Covid the announcement, part I, part II

Today's astrology Forecast | Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - the power's in the details, what we really want wants us right back, coming home to the garden, more balanced nurturing


The Moon moved into sober Capricorn while we slept (EDT). We put our bare feet on the solid Earth/feel a need to create something solid/live up to our responsibilities/count our pennies/get to work. 


She sextiles a retrograde Mercury at 3:49PM EDT then trines a retrograde Uranus at 6:32PM EDT. Intimate conversations move things forward/connecting with influentional people and situations. That smooth trine to Uranus can allow Cappy's unflappability to integrate the unexpected in mature/practical ways. 

This is also the day Venus trines Pluto (22 degrees Virgo to Cappy). This is well supported by the Moon. Maybe a good kind of obsession/intensity where we take the time to make something better - a relationship, financial situation, beauty or values issue. Powerful Pluto touching a personal planet with a POWERFUL trine - personal empowerment/transformation. Virgo/Capricorn - solid, realistic movement toward what we want. Pluto is the great eliminator so maybe this smooth contact with Venus in Virgo can help us eliminate relationship/financial habits that are no longer serving us (or anyone else). We are carrying around these outdated commitments/contracts whose cords have been cut/whose paperwork has been marked 'paid in full'. Maybe it's time to set some burden down. Venus in Virgo asks "what's most healthy now"?

At the same time the Sun (in Libra) is trining a retrograde Ceres (in Aquarius) at 28 degrees. Issues around nurturing/mothering/season of life issues can come into greater balance. Libra keeps things light/social. There isn't any need to pry/to cling. With Ceres retrograde this will be an old issue. The Sun's light can bring the situation into the light and the smooth trine clicks something into place.

This is also the day Black Moon Lilith moves into Taurus. It's good to finally get her out of Aries! Here is the outcast part of us in the sign of Mother Nature/the garden. We move from being angry/antsy/wanting to break something to needing to build/have/grow something solid/lasting. Here we are back in the garden and we want what is rightfully ours/what has been denied us. It will be interesting to see what happens with the 'Black Lives Matter' movement during this transit (BLM always makes me think of BML and BML was on the United States natal Venus as the words were first spoken in a conversation between two women in California via a Facebook post "I continue to be surprised at how little black lives matter. Black people. I love you. I love us. Our lives matter."). 

There could be something painful early in the day when the Moon squares Chiron intensified by the fact there is nothing soft or comforting about a Cappy Moon. Just keep in mind we don’t need to inflate ourselves/create more chaos or overdo things when something is a struggle. We don’t need to hide away and shrink from the demands of the world either.


Sometimes - and keep in mind we have both Mercury and Mars retrograde, so two of our three personal planets (!) - we wait on the celestial winds of inspiration or passion to fill our sails and while we wait we attend to the small details of our everyday lives. Small things gradually build to become large things. And when we pay attention to the details of our lives, particularly when they are about caring for ourselves and others, what gets built is VERY powerful. Which brings us back to today's Venus in Virgo trine Pluto in Capricorn. 


And from the weekly about Venus/Pluto:


"We can use this energy for a deeper look - rather than nit-picky critique- at what isn't working/what is missing and can uncover practical and workable solutions. If we have been letting something slide - our health, daily obligations/schedule - this energy can power-up/enable us to hang in there/get back into something healthier or more organized. We can deepen our commitment to what is healthy. Again this is Virgo/Cappy - staying on task = success, staying healthy = success, being of service = success."


xo all 

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